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Mar 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
go. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, another setback in japan. workers again forced to evacuate as smoke pours from crippled nuclear reactors and concerns grow about the safety of japan's food supply. and another a.t.f. agent tells cbs news the agency encouraged gun dealers in this country to sell weapons to mexican drug cartels. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for a third straight night, tripoli has come under attack from u.s. and allied forces as they establish a no-fly zone over libya. anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky as moammar qaddafi's army tried to defend against the attack. rebelss solidified their control in benghazi and launch and offensive to retake other cities. president obama said today the u.s. will turn over leadership of the operation to other nations within days. the president and british prime minister david cameron said qaddafi must go though they insisted he is not a target of the attacks. but a cruise missile attack last n
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
families evacuated from japan begin arriving here in the united states. >> some progress and more problems for japan's crippled nuclear power plant. i'm randall pinkston at the united nations. i'll have that story. >> the barry bonds pecialgry trial is underway in san francisco. bonds, an all-time home run king is accused of lying to a grand jury about taking steroids. in another development, bonds' former personal trainer is expected to be jailed today on contempt charges. the trainer, greg anderson, is refusing to testify. >>> sentencing will be handed down today for football hall of famer lawrence taylor. taylor pled guilty to sexual misconduct for patronizing a 16-year-old prostitute. under a plea deal, the x- linebacker is expected to receive parole. taylor will be required to register as a sex offender. >>> we're now turning our attention to libya. a u.s. fighter jet has crashed over eastern libya but the two american pilots inside are safe. joel brown has more. >> reporter: libyans are coming to see the wreckage of a u.s. fighter jet sent to protect them. the military said
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
in libya, as rebel forces continue gaining ground. >>> radiation risk. levels at japan's crippled nuclear power plant reach record highs. and traces of radiation show up in massachusetts' rain water. >>> and if the slipper fits. virginia commonwealth university makes a stunning cinderella run virginia commonwealth university makes a stunning cinderella run to the final four. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning, everybody, good to see you on this monday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. we begin in libya this morning, under an umbrella of international air strikes, rebel forces are moving west this morning towards the capital of tripoli. allied air raids targeted moammar gadhafi's hometown sirte. there are unconfirmed reports that the city has fallen into rebel hands. earlier, rebel forces resigned control of two key oil parts, ras lanuf and brega. nato is assuming command of all aerial operations in libya from the u.s. and tonight president obama will address the nation to discuss the u.s. mission in libya. joel brown is in washington with more. joel, good morning
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
there is through the showdown with gadhafi. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. >>> now to japan. the united states became the first nation to block the import of dairy products and produce from the areas surrounding the crippled nuclear power plant. japanese foods make up less than 4% of all u.s. imports. and it is unclear how much of that comes from the fukushima area. the fda says it expects no radiation risk to the u.s. food supply. >>> officials in tokyo say infants should not be given tap water. radioactive iodine in tokyo's tap water is twice the recommended limit for infants. and another earthquake hit northern japan this morning. workers at one of the fukushima reactors had to be pulled out because of a radiation spike. the japanese government says the cost of the earthquake and tsunami could reach $309 billion. charlie d'agata has more. >> reporter: electricity has been restored to the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, but workers have to check all the equipment for damage before switching on the cooling systems. that process could take days or even weeks. and, the
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
showdown with qaddafi. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. >> couric: now to japan. a u.n. expert says radiation continues to leak from those damaged nuclear reactors but progress is being made. all six reactors are now hooked up to power lines-- a step toward getting the cooling systems working once the electricity is turned on the number of workers at the plant is now up to a thousand. meanwhile, the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami is approaching 10,000 with nearly 14,000 missing. more than a quarter million survivors have no homes or have been forced to leave them. from japan tonight, here's lucy craft. >> reporter: cardboard houses now home for thousands living on the floor of a sports arena outside tokyo. all survived the tsunami and quake only to be caught up in a radiation scare. this fifth grader says "we escaped to my school but when they said even that was not safe, we came here." natives of iwaki like to boast about its postcard scenery and mild climate. the now notorious fukushima nuclear plant only 30 miles away has triggered a mass exodus. "from a
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
at 5:11. >>> here's what happened while you slept t appears the nuclear crisis in japan is worse than first thought. >> radioactivity sea water from the fukushima nuclear power plant traveled farther than expected. they're also faced with storing the water that became contaminated while they were using it to keep the radioactive material cool. the water has to be removed before crews can continue working to cool the power plant. scientists in massachusetts say they have found radiation in the rainwater from japan's nuclear plant, but they say it poses no health threat there. county police are investigating a murder that happened while you slept. shots rang out after 3:00 this morning on central avenue near richie road. that's where police found the unidentified man suffering from a gunshot wound. at this point police are looking for a suspect and a motive. >>> standardized test scores at the district's noyes school, sored under michelle rhee. >> usa today report is raising questions about the validity of those results. our reporter joins us from the school in northeast. lindsay h
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 4:30am EDT
plant in japan. tests on sea water near the plant show more than 3300 times the legal limit of radioactive iodine in the water. officials in the country though are downplaying the results. >> just to put the leak into perspective, new data from the institute for energy and environmental research suggests the radiation in japan is 160,000 times worse than the 1979 leak at three mile island. however, they say the japanese leak is still not even close to the amount of radiation leaked at chernobyl. >> an al-qaeda operative wanted in the 2002 bali bombings is in pakistan. umar pa tech was arrested. there is a $1 million reward for his arrest. >>> several members of congress owe the district of columbia in parking, red light and speeding tickets. >> some have gone years without paying. gary nurenberg has more on the growing publicity around the story. through is about $15,000 in outstanding tickets as of mid march. about 3/4, about $11,500 delinquentent means they have been out for more than 60 days. >> she's the capitol hill roll call newspaper reporter who broke the story on page
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 1:35am EDT
. >>> let's move on now to the latest on the disaster in japan. the containment structures at three nuclear reactors are holding as emergency crews work to reconnect power lines to the plant. the uss george washington left the port to save itself from being radioactive. meanwhile the body of a virginia teacher killed in the quake has now been fact. the first confirmed u.s. casuality. the death toll now at more than 8600 with more than 13,000 people missing. the damage from the double disaster is now totalling upwards of 235 million. japan is going to need at least five years to rebuild. >>> in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in japan, americans ask why is there no looting? >> let's be real. there is some looting in japan. but certainly not much when you think about the enormity of the disaster. and that is because the japanese people do tend to follow the rules and to cooperate. this is according to a #3r0e fess sore who is -- process sore who is an expert -- professor who is an expert. if everybody is patient enough, the government will handle it. the problem is, this particula
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
morning in japan, the president of the fukushima nuclear plant is in the hospital. while the situation at his plant is getting worse. >> that's one of the stories making news this morning at 6:13. right now, the level of radiation in seawater near the plant is at its highest level. 3300 times the normal level. sea water is being pumped in constantly to the nuclear reactor to keep them cool but that water is then making its way back out to sea. >> the faa is investigating a deadly small plane crash in michigan. three people died when the single engine piper went down in the city of monroe. it appears the flight originated in bedford, pennsylvania. >>> the crew of the space shuttle "endeavour" is at the kennedy space center including mark kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. the launch is scheduled for april 19th. >>> in this morning's health alert, spices with disease- fighting benefits. the doctor is a family physician. she integrates natural remedies in her practice. she touts the cancer fighting powers of tum eric. it can be added to your diet in
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
fund-raiser for japan. the national cherry blossom festival is inviting the public to stand with japan and raise money for the red cross. it begins at 6:30 at sylvan theatre in southwest then it heads to the tidal basin. >> this morning, arlington county will receive a september 11th pentagon stone. the indiana limestone was damaged in the terror attacks. it will be presented in honor of the arlington fire department's actions on that day. >> today is dorothy irene height day. it honors the virginia native. dr. height died last year. today would have been her 99th birthday. >> we're following breaking news out of prince george's county. one person is dead after a shooting. >> this is a confusing chain of events. surae chinn is following it for us. she joins us live on the phone. she's going to run down what we know so far. surae, over to you. >>> mike and andrea, we do have multiple parts to this violent morning but this may have all originated in district heights, maryland. so, we're heading to the 2900 block of victory lane right now. two men, we're being told, have been shot.
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
experts over the nuclear situation in japan. that story coming up. >>> in japan tonight work has come to a stop at the crippled nuclear reactor. japan's defense ministry released this footage today of the smoking reactors at the fukushima nuclear power plant. people within 12 miles of damaged plant are being told to leave because of the possible radiation and japan's prime minister says the situation remains in his words grave and serious. tonight the death toll stands at 9800. 17. 17,500 people are still missing. the latest from japan now. >> reporter: highly radio active water is believed to be leaking at the fukushima plant. japanese officials say a reactor core may have been breached which might allow much larger levels of radiation to escape than in the past two weeks. this latest problem was discovered when two workers were burned from water containing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than previously detected. the prime minister calls the situation brave and serious. the evacuation zone has been expanded from 12 to 18 miles around the fukushima plant. >> reporter: they are meet
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
patience. all right, rebecca, thanks (japan today, the prime minister said his nation is on maximum alert because of the crippled nuclear plant. today two workers were soaked by radioactive water that somehow got through their waterproof suits. they were decontaminated, they were not seriously hurt. meantime, a report, though, came out today that plant officials were warned as far back as 2007 that a tsunami could overwhelm the plant's flood defenses. those officials failed to act. safety procedures are also under review at u.s. nuclear plants, but former employees at one plant in california tell us their warnings were ignored. that's ahead. an up next, the maker of a drug to prevent premature births delivers a massive price hike. hey, pete. yeah, it's me, big brother. put the remote down and listen. [ male announcer ] this intervention brought to you by niaspan. so you cut back on the cheeseburgers and stopped using your exercise bike as a coat rack. that's it? you're done? i don't think so. you told me your doctor's worried about plaque clogging your arteries -- what did he call it... c
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
to japan. want to get you the very latest on the disaster there. after this morning, radioactive a dean started turning up in tokyo's tap water. that has officials now saying infants should not drink the water. workers, meantime, at that crippled nuclear power plant have been evacuated once again after smoke started pouring out of one of its reactors. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker is in tokyo this morning with more on this situation. bill, hello. >> good morning, erica. it's one step forward, and two steps backward when it comes to this nuclear crisis. just when officials think they're getting a handle on this plant, more bad news. today, there's growing concern here in tokyo about the spread of nuclear contamination. tap water at a tokyo purification site some 180 miles south of the crippled fukushima nuclear plant tested positive for radiation wednesday, as levels twice the limit considered safe for infants. authorities warned parents not to let their babies drink the water. bottled water now is disappearing from store shelves. radiation already has contaminated vegetables
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 1:35am EDT
do to stop the current situation. >> how will japan's nuclear disaster impact us here? a team of experts reveal radiation findings and tell us if our nuclear plants need change. >>> plus, topper is tracking another round of cold rain and snow. >>> also, how apathy can kill. a crowd of metro riders ignore a man lying unconscious on the ground choosing to step over him rather than help. >> this is 9news now. >>> from the disaster in japan to the unrest in libya, america is there to help. >> most of the time but right here in our own country we see time and again examples of unconcerned selfishness. people ignoring people in pain, distress, even dying. now a recent tragedy here in washington has many wondering. are folks just too busy to care? only on 9 we talked to a man who says a life could have been saved if more people were willing to help. >> reporter: imagine going about your routine commute on the metro and you come across a man collapsed on the ground except no one is stopping to help. that's exactly what one man says happened here this this metro station. >> people did not
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
, yesterday. >>> in japan, radiation levels at the crippled nuclear power plant continue to rise. sea water outside the plant concontinues more than 3,000 times the usual amount of radiation. the highest rate yet detected. government officials admit there is no end in sight for this crisis, and today japan upgraded its safety standards for nuclear power plants. tomorrow, french president nicolas sarkozy is due to visit tokyo. he is the first foreign leader in japan since the march 11th quake. >>> the president of the utility company that owns the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant has been hospitalized. he's being treated for high blood pressure and dizziness. he hasn't been seen in public for nearly two weeks. >>> also this morning, powerful and potentially dangerous storms are moving throughout the southeast. the weather system is producing heavy downpours. up to two inches an hour. flood watches are being posted in mississippi, and alabama. the storm produced strong winds, and possible tornado, and damaging hail as it moved through louisiana. >> never experienced hail like that
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
. military personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regime's ground troops are working and coalition forces are ready to expand the u.n.'s no fly zone t
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 4:00am EDT
others wounded. israeli authorities blame palestinian militants. >>> in japan, three workers were exposed to radiation at the crippled nuclear power plant. two of them were injured while installing electrical wires, and were taken to hospitals for treatment. meanwhile, japanese officials say radiation levels in tokyo and its water supply have returned to safe levels. but remain high in two nearby neighborhoods. the number of estimated dead and missing from the quake and tsunami is now over 25,000. >>> movie icon elizabeth taylor will be buried later this week. taylor died yesterday. she's being remembered as much for the life she led off the screen, as she is for her academy award-winning movie career. kendis gibson reports. >> and i'm not going to say good-bye to you. >> reporter: the world did have to say good-bye to elizabeth taylor wednesday. at her star on the hollywood walk of fame, violet flowers to match her violet eyes that helped catapult her to fame. >> the world's going to miss liz. my world stopped today and i know everybody who loved her and worked with her and had the privi
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
hotel in california, his home in japan, a hotel in nevada. many of the boys that were abused didn't know or remember what happened because he would get them drunk first then videotaped himself abusing them. >> he would ply them with liquor and get them drunk and they would pass out. >> reporter: after 30 years of sexually abusing boys around the globe what finally brought him down was facebook. a student at osborne high school stumbled upon sexually explicit remarks between her male friend and ricks. >> reporter: elaina stopped her son before he went to meet ricks who she realized was having an inappropriate relationship with one of her son's friends. >> ricks agreed to 300 months behind bars. it is binding and if the judge accepts it, it cannot be reduced. that's 25 years behind bar. >> it is hard to imagine. why didn't some of the kids step up. >> he got them drunk so they may not have known or remembered it. the first boy was a deaf child whose parents were divorcing and he had no place to live for a while. that was the first abuse. other children, he took them in as foreign exchange
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. also tonight, milk in the u.s. now showing traces of radiation from japan. what authorities are doing to keep you safe. why did plants that bury nuclear waste inside nevada's yucca mountain get killed? was it safety fears or politics? and the sweet taste of success. they owe their lottery jackpot to a candy bar. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening. katie is off tonight. muammar qaddafi's inner circle continues to shrink. first, his foreign minister defected last night. and then today, his u.n. ambassador quit while in egypt. just the same, qaddafi's military, though decimated by allied air strikes, is still pounding rebel forces. driving them further east away from key oil towns. one rebel leader compared qaddafi to a wounded animal, one that's more dangerous than a healthy one, which once again raises the question-- just what should the u.s. do moving forward? david martin begins our coverage. >> reporter: there may be no american troops on the ground, but c.i.a. officers are
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. i'm russ mitchell, also tonight, new fehrs in japan. highly radioactive water is leaking from the fukushima plant and plutonium has been found in the soil. plus, she preys on childless couples. cbs news tracks down a con artist making thousands in an adoption scam. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> mitchell: good evening, katie is off tonight. president obama takes his case directly to the american people this evening to explain why he ordered military intervention against moammar qaddafi's forces in libya. some congressional leaders say the mission is not clearly defined and lacks an exit strategy, but the president is expected to tout its early success. before the allied air strikes began ten days ago, libyan rebels were backed up to benghazi. since then, with qaddafi's forces under attack from the air, the rebels have pushed westward taking back one city after another, nearly all the territory they had lost. they are now setting their sites on qaddafi's hometown of surt. just the same,
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
the disaster in japan. repairs at the damaged nuclear plant are now on hold because of some new concerns about radiation contamination. japanese officials now believe one of the reactors may have been breached and that could allow an uncontrolled amount of radiation to escape into the air and the ground. elevated levels have already been found in milk, sea water and vegetables. so far, 10,000 people have died from the earthquake ask the tsunami. >>> last night, people here in d. c. offered their support to japan. they took part in a fundraising walk and vigil among the cherry blossoms on the national mall and tidal basin. the trees of course were a gift from japan. all the proceeds will go to the american red cross fund for japan and donations will be accepted at the national cherry blossom festival beginning tomorrow. >>> the district gained the nickname chocolate city in the 1970s for its thriving black population. but as some bloggers put it this morning, the district might be turning into more of a mocha metropolis. according to the 2010 census, the number of black d. c. res
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> while you slept, new developments in the disaster in japan. >> right now, black smoke is coming out of a reactor at fukushima nuclear plant. workers have been evacuated for now. >> radiation is being found in the tap water in tokyo. it is twice the level of what's considered safe for infants, this morning, the death toll sits at 9300. thousands more people are still missing. japan's nikkei index stock market fell more than 1.5% in trading today. the european markets are slowing it down so far. >>> now to the latest on the war in libya. moammar gadhafi is gone on libyan television denouncing coalition forces and he's promising victory to his people. earlier this morning, day five of planes enforcing a no-fly zone over libya where explosions heard in the skies over the capital of tripoli. we're told in the coastal city of misrata, forces continue to attack despite the no-fly zone. president obama outlined america's involvement in this action. >> our first task right now is to shape the environment so that gadhafi's forces can't attack his own people. maintain the no-fly zone. and
CBS
Mar 26, 2011 8:00am EDT
. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in libya. we begin our coverage with cbs news correspondent mandy clark, who is in ajdabiya this morning. mandy, good to see you. >> good morning. well, the streets of ajdabiya are relatively quiet at the moment. but it was a different scene earlier this mornin
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >> turning our attention to the latest from the recovery effort in japan, engineers have discovered new pools of highly radioactive water at the damaged fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. crews are also detecting plutonium, a key ingredient in nuclear weapons in the soil outside the facility. >>> official insist the discovery poses no threat to public health. contaminated sea water has been found one mile farther north of the plant. trace amounts of radiation and rain water are being found as far away as massachusetts and baltimore. >>> gay rights advocates want the military's don't ask, don't tell policy eliminated right now. and they're asking a federal appeals court to make that happen. even though it has been repealed already, the policy is still in place. the president says the pentagon needs time to properly prepare for an end of the ban. lawyers for the gay political group say keeping the policy in place is "absurd." >>> tonight, prince george's county's executive baker will deliver his state of the economy address. his speech will be the key address at the tenth annual
CBS
Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm EDT
japan this time a 6.5 quake shook the eastern portion of that country briefly prompting yet another tsunami alert. meantime high radiation readings are complicating the job cooling down those overheating reactors at a crippled japanese nuclear plant. radiation levels 100,000 times what's considered normal have been detected and the air contains four more times than what is considered safe. american troops continue to deliver necessities of the residents of the affected regions. >> we were asked if we could get some emergency vehicles or utility-type vehicles over here to help the people on this island that are isolated right now. they don't have any food, water, power, things like that and these vehicles can come over here and restore some of the power and some of the infrastructure. >> marines brought some 3000 meals along with hygiene kits and bottled water to the stranded islands for residents. >>> nato is taking control of libya tonight. international air strikes forced moammar gadhafi forces to actually fall back. here is the latest tonight. >> reporter: coalition forces hit tr
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> a 6.5 magnitude quake shook japan, briefly prompting a tsunami alert. high radiation readings are complicating the jobs cooling down over heated reactors at the crippled nuclear plant. radiation levels 100,000 times above what is considered normal have been detected. the air contains four times more radiation than what is considered safe. for japanese people, groceries and every day essentials are becoming tougher to find. american troops continue to deliver necessities to the residents in the worst hit areas. >> we were asked if we were able to get some emergency vehicles or utility type vehicles over here to help the people on this island that are isolated right now. they don't have any food, water, power, things like that. these vehicles can come over here to restore some of the power and some of the infrastructure. >> marines brought 3000 meals and hygiene kits and bottled water to the island residents. another interesting aside, scientists in massachusetts say they found radiation in rainwater they believe is from the japan nuclear plant. they say it poses no health threa
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
places around the facility. meanwhile japan's prime minister faced some tough question ms in parliament. opposition leaders demanded to know why the prime minister did not extend the evacuation zone around the plant and questioned his leadership. lo lucy craft has more. >> reporter: officials insist the plutonium does not pose a health threat. in fact some of it is decades old residue from nuclear weapons testing. the latest set backs are fueling a collapse of confidence in the government's handling of the nuclear crisis, a a 2345ir i don't familiar to dr. robert gail, a leading authority on radiation accidents. >> i think that people, they don't necessarily trust -- they certainly don't trust people from the company. they know that people from the government are really just reading out data that they're given. it's not reasonable to expect a politician to have a fumting a understanding. >> reporter: which is why gale is calling for a panel of experts to help citizens make sense of what's going on. at chernobyl, the only significant source of cancer was contaminated dairy pro
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
>> couric: tonight, two weeks into japan's disaster and it just keeps getting worse. the death toll passes 10,000 and now there may be a breach in one of the nuclear reactors. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the united states may be giving up command of the libya mission, but american forces will still be playing a major role in the operation. the fire that woke up the country to dangers in the workplace. and a population explosion. the colorful comeback of the monarch butterfly. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. japan's prime minister says the nuclear crisis is far from over and the goal right now, he says, is simply to keep it from getting worse. but it did today with a possible breach of one of the reactors. it was two weeks ago that they were damaged when a magnitude nine earthquake shook northern japan and triggered a tsunami. the official death toll passed the 10,000 mark today. 17,000 people are still missing. and now the japanese government has expande
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
carry- on. we will talk about it after the break. >>> in japan radiation detected in seawater near the crippled power plant is at its highest radiation level and nuclear officials say it is sign more of the contaminated water is making its way into the ocean. seawater outside of the plant was found to contain 3300, 55 times the usual amount of radio active iodine. they are saying it is a concern. the electric company in tokyo says four of the six nuclear reactors whether have to be scrapped because they were sprayed with corrosive seawater. >>> the effects from the disaster in japan just continue to grow. toyota has now told u.s. car dealers they cannot order more than 200 replacement parts for lexus and other toyota models unless a customer needs one for repair. the japanese car company is worried it will run out of parts and has already started to conserve its existing stock. >>> supply shortages in japan combined with a worldwide demand could seen make it harder to get apples popular iphones and ipads too. delivery difficulties and other things have disrupted things too. >>> bef
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
about a couple of aftershocks in japan. i plotted down here. out of any -- i don't have any other information other than the magnitude of the aftershocks. this was about an hour ago, our time. and that's not that far. 6.4. that's pretty hefty. the stronger one, the 6.6 further out to sea. they had another aftershock above 6. this one has come across in the last 20 minutes or so. we'll get information on that. they still have -- by the way, everything plotted here is a magnitude 6 or higher we're looking at. these are strong aftershocks. our momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, good news for you this morning. we've got clear to partly cloudy skies. it is chilly. temperatures in the mid 40s to upper 50s in our southern suburbs at the bus stop. sunrise at 7:09 setting about 7:20. 49 degrees at 8:00. we'll see more sunshine midday and a few more clouds moving in late this afternoon and this evening. we top out in the low 60s. mid-60s west and southwest of town. a decent day ahead. we've got some rain. going to return tonight and be on and off here tomorrow even through thursday morning w
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
. in japan, more evidence that seems to point to a core meltdown of the fukushima nuclear power plant. highly toxic through tone quum has been discovered outside the plant. lucy skracraft has more on that. >> reporter: the discovery of plutonium has further complicated the struggle to stable wliz tilize the power pl. workers have to keep the reactors from overheating while at the same time draining away that dangerously radioactive water that is pooled at the facility. japanese officials say traces of highly toxic plutonium were found in soil at five places at the power plant. three samples are from nuclear weapons testing decades ago go and are unrelated to the nuclear plant. safety officials insist it poses no immediate threat to humans about. >> it's hard to imagine there would be serious health consequences from it. >> reporter: the discovery supports suspicions that dangerous radioactive water is leaking from damaged fuel rods. the water found outside is highly radioactive, i think it can be said that this is proof that the fuel rod has melteded a bit and this is a very ser
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> senator john mccain, thanks. >>> now to the latest on the disaster in japan. workers have returned to a crippled nuclear plant in fukushima where there are now new radiation worries this morning. bill whitaker is in tokyo with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, chris. workers at the plant were able to return today, smoking reactors forced them to evacuate yesterday. they returned today to another problem. 12 days after catastrophic twin disasters struck gentlemanen pap, the struggle to prevent a n nuclear meltdown continues. workers have returned to face a troubling new problem, water in one pool is dangerously hot, near the boiling point. the fear, if water boils away, exposed fuel rods will throw even more radiation off into the atmosphere. this as plant workers scramble to get cooling systems restored. they've hooked electric cables new all six units. the problem? it could take days, even weeks before those systems are back up and running. now the tokyo electric company says contamination has been detected in sea water near the plant for the fir
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> thanks, angie. >> this morning, officials in japan say the situation near the fukushima nuclear plant is "very grave" because toxic plutonium is seeping out of it. >> it is one of the stories making news at 6:13. a few small but highly toxic spots have been found outside the plant in northern japan. now, it is not a direct risk to people but back-up suspicions that radioactive water is leaking out. it is believed three of the six reactors there have suffered at least a partial meltdown. >> the rally in syria follows antigovernment violence that's broken out in recent weeks. a crackdown last week left dozens of people dead. >> a judge in wisconsin could decide today whether the new law eliminating state workers collective bargaining rights went into effect or not. the governor says it has because it was published but union leaders say it hasn't because of a court order against it. >> chances are in the last few weeks, either you or someone you know has started sneezing and sniffling and dealing with red eyes. >> we all know about the allergens to ragweed, the allergies to ragweed
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Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
accuse someone of a sexual crime. >>> in japan, the government says it plans to overhaul nuclear safety standards once the radiation leaking nuclear complex is under control. a spokesman says current safeguards were not sufficient to protect the plant against the march 11 tsunami. the struggle to contain radiation at the nuclear power plant ran into more problems today when two workers were drenched with radioactive water. the japanese prime minister told parliament that the situation remains unpredictable and the country is handling its nuclear crisis in a state of maximum alert. the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami has passed 11,000. >>> members of the fairfax county urban search and rescue team were honored today. the county board of supervisor paid to the group. the team members were deployed to japan in response to that earthquake and tsunami. they arrived back in our area just a week ago sunday. >> here we are on the cusp of april, but it feels colder than that out there, topper. >> it does. a couple of things. if you go back in history, we had big snows the 28t
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Mar 7, 2011 4:00am EST
worries about high oil prices. japan's nikkei lost more than 1.5% while hong kong's hang seng dropped nearly half a percent. last week turmoil in the oil markets overshadowed good news on jobs. the dow gained 3% while the nasdaq was up a fraction. >>> the recent run-up on wall street has some concerned we could be looking at a bubble in stock prices. the s&p 500 is on its fastest climb in decades, and has doubled in less than two years. some analysts are suspicious stocks are way overpriced and that the bottom could fall out, but others argue the fundamentals of the market do not show that danger. >>> salmonella concerns have prompted a recall of skippy peanut butter. it affects only the reduced fat creamy and reduced fat super chunk spread sold in 16 states. no illnesses have been reported yet. but health authorities are concerned the product may be contaminated. >>> at the movies, "rango" lassoed the top spot. the animated family flick featuring johnny depp as a sheriff in the wild west took in $38 million to win the weekend box office during a rather slow hollywood weekend.
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Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
clark, cbs news. >>> now to the situation in japan. as the country struggles with its nuclear crisis, more international experts and equipment are being sent to help. but rising radiation levels are making it difficult to recover victims and to stabilize the crippled nuclear plant. japanese authorities say more bodies are being found in cars, rivers and in streets. it is estimated that the death toll will eventually hit 19,000. authorities have started sampling soil outside of the no man zone near the power plant. results are being set to be announced actually next wednesday. >>> a private funeral will be held today in new york city. for former congresswoman geraldine ferraro. she was the first female vice presidential nominee on a major ticket. ferraro died over the weekend at the age of 75 after a long battle with cancer. >>> some trouble for council member marion barry again. this time, it is car trouble. it concerns his jaguar. we'll have details right after the break. >>> and are you used to parking for free on the weekends? well, that could soon change. we'll explain when we co
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
to bring some really great performers and exhibits from japan here. >> most of the other festival events are still free. but you told us at 5 p.m. this could be breaking cherry blossom news. the peaks could peak before the peaks. >> average peak is the 4th of april so they are a little bit early. i think it might slide up a little bit earlier than that. >> you do? >> i do. only thing to worry about with cherry blossoms is cold air. wind is our enemy as we get into it. let's talk about temps. we lost 23 degrees today compared to yesterday's high of 64. and we are in the 30s. i mean, if you're going outside i'm telling you what, it is cold. 37 downtown. 39 in bethesda. upper 30s out toward reston and fairfax. 36 already in gaithersburg. and 34 already in laytonsville. even off to the east we find mid-30s in beltsville and low 30s in laurel and columbia. so bundle up. satellite picture, radar combined. some high clouds coming in tonight. main event is still a couple days away. we do see a couple of showers out in parts of the midwest. could see a stray shower tomorrow. little better
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Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the japan disaster. there is black smoke coming from one of the damage reactors and workers have been pulled back also. radioactive iodine found in tap water in tokyo is twice the recommended amount for infants. although harmful to children, however, the water does not pose an immediate health risk for adults. new estimates now put the cleanup cost from the quake and the tsunami at more than $300 billion. >>> in olney, maryland, investigators are awaiting ballistic tests in order to determine if two murders are connected. the murders happened just miles from one another in four days. but so far, there has been no official link between these two murders. the test results could change that. our surae chinn has more information. >> reporter: two unsolved murders within days of each other in olney had residents very concerned. >> it is shocking and it is strange and it is scary. >> the investigation has turned to the possibility that the two crimes might be linked. 41-year-old punyasara gedara gunned down in a drive-by shooting in the heart of olney on north high street. >> i can't believ
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
your command. ♪ >>> right now workers at the damaged plant in japan are delicately trying to pump in some new water hoping to cool down the reactor core. but that only creates a second problem. that is finding a place to store the contaminated water. the good news, officials say some of the plutonium collected in soil around the plant is apparently not new. it may be weeks before the plant is stabilized and it may be years before they can clean up all of the contamination at the complex. >>> in tonight's health alert, 'tis the season for allergies. april is typically the start of our spring allergy season. but it's not just the great outdoors that pose a problem. there are plenty of irritants lurking right inside our homes and these indoor allergens often hide where you would least expect them. kerry expects her allergies to flare up outside but not indoors. >> my throat was hurting me and i was getting a lot of pressure in here and bad headaches. >> reporter: the culprit were dust mites inside her house, and they lurk where a lot of us seek comfort. >> any woven material is a breedi
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. japan's national police agency says the overall number of bodies collected so far after the earthquake and tsunami stands at 9099. of that number, 1300 could be american. >>> a local marine was killed in afghanistan by an ied. james malachowski died on monday. she has more on how this young man will be remembered. >> he died doing what he loved to do. he was proud of his work. we were always proud of him. >> james' parents and sister are remembering the good times. >> he loved body building, weight lifting, running. >> james became a marine. >> jimmy was only 18. his first tour, and it was very, very difficult tour in iraq. >> he went to iraq three times and was supposed to return from afghanistan this august. >> if he was to go, he wanted to go doing what he knew how to do. >> he loved being a marine and he loved his family. >> he loved his two little boys very much. >> his wife has another baby on the way. he lived by example. he was even platoon sergeant. >> everyone that worked with him looked up to him. >> he instructed more than 50,000 recruits. while his life was cut
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Mar 5, 2011 7:30pm EST
are surging, china is raising interest rates, japan is raising interest rates, european central bank is raising interest rates. and the fed may have to raise interest rates. the third thing that's a problem of the economy is, the stimulus is dying out. and if inflation appears fed reserve chairman bernanke will have to end this easing which is hosing 100 billion dollars in cash into the economy every weren't and the possibility of irish defaulting some there are clouds over looks like a recovery. >> very good at finding all those clouds! it was very good news for the economy, with job creation just under 200,000 in the private sector. and if that kind of row bustness can continue, looking at an unemployment rate that may drop a little below 8 by 2012 is very good news for the american and also good for the president's re-election prospects. but i'll find one crowl of my own and that is something else that mr. bernanke said that you didn't include, and that is if the republicans proceed with the kind of cuts that they're talking about, that that could dampen the recovery. he said by a
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
building on campus last night. police have ruled out suicide. >>> japan's nuclear crisis -- new fears here at home. we have a water advisory in effect. we'll tell you where and topper has your forecast. >> bright and brisk today. almost like late february. let me show you the numbers. 47 and 31 goes in the books. averages are 61 and 41. we'll come back and talk about another very cold night and not one, not two, but three storms coming our way. >>> and wait until you find out what washed ashore out of virginia beach. >>> a dead whale washed ashore yesterday in san bridge, virginia. according to the virginia aquarium, it is a say whale at 40 feet long and aquarium workers plan to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. only two to four whales are stranded each year. >>> it's time for our evening rush check. monica is here with your time saver traffic. monica. >> we have an accident on the outer loop of the beltway. i'm going to take you over to a map. if you are traveling southbound, it's been there for a while. four cars involved. we'll take you to a live look and sh
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Mar 25, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> nuclear crisis. breaking news overnight. the possible breach of a reactor in japan raises the possibility of more severe radioactive contamination. >>> fire and floods. high waters wreak havoc in california, while colorado fire crews battle wind-driven wildfires. >>> and bracket busters. march madness lives up to its name. as the sweet 16 kicks off with name. as the sweet 16 kicks off with some major upsets. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning we are learning more about the extent of the damage at japan's fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, and the news is not good. japanese nuclear safety officials say the core of one of the reactors may have been breached. but it appears to be limited. now if that is true, uncontrolled quantities of radioactivity could have been released into the surrounding air and ground. the reactor in question is number 3. on march 14th, a powerful hydrogen explosion damaged the outer containment building. the reactor holds 170 tons of radioactive fuel in its core. work has be
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
japan and later, how that has not dampened the mood at the cherry blossom festival. organizers decided to dedicate this year's event to helping them heal and we are there live. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] with amazing innovation, driven by relentless competition, wireless puts the world at your command. ♪ >>> we must continue to pursue the broader goal of a libya that belongs not to a dictator, but to the libyan people. >>> urging the world to speak with a single voice to moammar gadhafi and leave power. at an international conference. countries must work together to isolate gadhafi, she says no decision has been made about arming the rebels. president obama has ruled out using u.s. troops, but some lawmakers say more force may be necessary. >> this is the libyan people's fight, but we need to continue to help make it a fairer fight. >> the u.s. hands off leadership of the military operation to nato. >>> the official death count in japan from the earthquake and tsunami passed 11,000. it's been more than two weeks since the twin disasters and japan government or the japanes
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Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
9news now at noon, radiation in japan. crews are struggling to pump out hundreds of tons of contaminated water in a crippled nuclear reactor. we'll have the latest on that operation. >> reporter: president obama will address the nation tonight on the mission in libya as rebel forces gain more ground on gadhafi's troops. i'm danielle noting ham. i'll have the latest from the white house. >>> we're turning our attention now to the latest in operation odyssey dawn. president obama is scheduled to address the nation this evening on the mission in libya. meanwhile, rebels inside the war-torn country are advancing on loyalists positions. danielle nottingham has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: rebels are setting up check points outside moammar gadhafi's hometown. they reached this last government stronghold on the road to tripoli after sweeping across more than 200 miles of the coast. coalition forces made the rapid advance possible. missiles from fighter jets and ships are striking gadhafi's air defenses and ground forces. the u.s. is getting ready to transfer leader
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Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
to "the early show." some breaking news from the fukushima nuclear plant in japan. that number three reactor, which has been the source of so many problems since the earthquake and tsunami almost two weeks ago, now they're talking about a combination that uranium and plu tain yum combinations could be leaking into the air at this hour. good morning once again, everyone, i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. >> we do want to get you the very latest on those frightening new developments. officials say, as chris said, one of the reactor cores may actually be exposed to the outside. they have already widened the evacuation zone around the fukushima plant. it's now 18 miles. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker is in tokyo this morning with the very latest. and i imagine people are on edge. >> erica, yesterday the governor of tokyo told everyone to calm down. today, nuclear officials say the problems at the plant are much worse than they had thought. this crisis remains volatile, and as one official told us today, very, very serious. after two weeks of struggling to cool down the crippl
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00am EDT
japan over territorial disputes. the pentagon started to study the issue a few years ago to determine what kind of miner rales go into the system and where they come from. the d.o.d. says there is no reason to ring alarm bells and the market appears to meet their needs. some are calling for more government involvement, including stockpiles, both of which are bad ideas according to our next guest, derek skizzors of the heritage foundation who studied this issue. welcome to the show. >> thanks for having me. >> you think this is overwrought, why? >> basically this has two foundations, one is rare earths are really important and the other one is the price is going way up. let's talk about rare. there's a long list, they're use inside commercial areas, i don't care and we shouldn't care. water is important, oil is important, the number of qualified engineers are important, saving deposits are important. it doesn't mean because something is important the government needs to do something. there needs to be a failure and the failure usually is the prices are rising. prices rise sometimes, ma
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
entered via the egyptian border without visas. >>> to the disaster in japan. a virginia couple is mourning the death of their daughter. they have learned today that her body has been located. 24-year-old taylor anderson had been teaching english in japan. japanese police now say that the known death toll tops 8800. another 12,000 people are missing. those tallies are likely to overlap but police officials estimate the final figure will exceed 18,000 deaths. >>> the nuclear regulatory commission in rockville says containment of the three reactor at the nuclear complex in japan is currently intact and the situation is on the verge of truly stabilizing. nrc staff are in tokyo conferring with japanese government officials and the industry on the disaster. >>> the question is whether it's a cover-up or tragic accident. the result is the same. a promising 18-year-old is dead and a 15-year-old girl is charged with the crime. bruce johnson is live in southeast and we understand that this girl has changed her story on exactly what happened. >> reporter: yeah, but like you say, what are we to believ
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Mar 31, 2011 4:30am EDT
strategic oil town wednesday and were closing in on another major eastern city. >>> in japan, the latest shows waters 300 yards outside the crippled fukushima plant contain more than 4,300 times the level of iodine. the final figure is expected to surpass 18,000 dead. hundreds of thousands more are still homeless. >>> the time right now is 4:37. at 4:41, the government is beginning to make a profit off the bank bailout program. >> at 4:50, this food coloring contribute to behavioral problems? children? the fda is investigating. >> up next, a quick check on the forecast to get you out the door. blue diamond almonds! more bold flavor! more variety! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds... more than a snack. . >>> coming up on 4:40. we've got spotty drizzle around this morning. it is cool and damp and we're going to stay cloudy all day with steadier rains returning late. just some drizzle this morning. midday, expecting some of that to taper off. we'll see noontime temps only in the lower 40s with highs today in the mid-40s again. rain, steadier rains retu
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